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I'd hardly call this a "low".

nVidia is just trying to keep company secrets under control. My guess is that there is some very important information happening at that meeting that would be better to risk the press of a spy at Computex than have competition get a hold of.
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post #22 of 63
i dont get it.. why do companies care so much about their NDAs when their product is being released in a month or two??????
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post #23 of 63
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i dont get it.. why do companies care so much about their NDAs when their product is being released in a month or two??????
If ATI gets wind of exactly what the 260 +280 can do, and exactly the pricing and configurations of them, then they can think over lowering prices or raising prices of their products. It doesn't matter as much a few weeks / days before, but you only reveal what you want your opponent to know, and nothing more.
    
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NVIDIA, if you're making an effort to lose industry respect, you're doing a damn good job.
Industry respect? like BFG or EVGA will refuse to do Nvidia cards because they think lowly of Nvidia....lol sure.
Edited by cognoscenti - 6/6/08 at 10:23am
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If ATI gets wind of exactly what the 260 +280 can do, and exactly the pricing and configurations of them, then they can think over lowering prices or raising prices of their products. It doesn't matter as much a few weeks / days before, but you only reveal what you want your opponent to know, and nothing more.
Exactly.


I am actually surprised more companies haven't done this. NVIDIA has a booth at COMPUTEX so their guys are already there. I've always wondered why someone does just go around checking for cards.
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post #26 of 63
I think this is just a marketing thing...makes it sound like nvidia really has something up their sleeve...

Could you honestly tell me, that if nVidia caught eVGA saying more than they should, it would do anything? or even stop them selling nVidia cards??
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Could you honestly tell me, that if nVidia caught eVGA saying more than they should, it would do anything? or even stop them selling nVidia cards??
For every secret they divulge Nvidia takes them to their special locked sound proof room and breaks a finger.

Could be worse, ever wonder why there are so few makers of ATI cards? yea, if you think Ruby their spokeswomen looks like a dominatrix, you should see Helga, and the leather whips and chains they break out every time an NDA is broken.
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This is very similar to companies using secret shoppers. I work at a m/c dealership and Ducati always has people call and come in and ask about service and sales etc. If we do not comply on so many things (clean dealership, polite sales staff, model knowlege, assuming the sale etc.) we lose kickback money. I don't really see this as being much different. Nvidia is only trying to get a feel for what information is being disclosed. Its not like they can ask up front and expect to be told if there is anything against the NDA being rumored.
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This is just more HYPE.... nothing special has actually happened yet
    
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Nvidia are ruthless like car salesmen.
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